Blog tag: e- liquids
A bit of an e-liquid history…Electronic cigarette was born in the 1960’s thanks to Herbert A. Gilbert, who patented a device that actually was a smokeless, tobacco-less cigarette. It worked by heating a nicotine solution and producing nicotine vapors that could be then inhaled to ingest nicotine. The invention did not catch on until 40 years later when Chinese chemist Hon Lik proposed using an ultrasound-emitting element to heat and vaporize a liquid containing nicotine. He was also the one to start using Propylene Glycol to dilute the nicotine solution. Since the first e-cigarette was sold, both e-cigarettes and e- liquids have come a long way – from simple, basic liquid heaters to complicated, customizable high-tech devices and from crude, tasteless or tobacco flavored liquids full of impurities to
E-liquid vapors “similar to air” in test results
Viability of Human Airway cells during aerosol exposure. Copyright British American Tobacco Plc.
According to tests performed by British American Tobacco and tissue engineering firm MatTek Corp., the E-Cigarette vapor is no more dangerous to human airways and respiratory tissue than air.
The results were obtained using a combination of laboratory tests and VITROCELL smoking robot with MatTek EpiAirway tissue. The robot was used to inhale cigarette smoke, e- cigarette vapors, and air through EpiAirway tissue to test the influence of smoke and vapor on human respiratory tissue. Cigarette smoke was inhaled in accordance with the standard ISO 3308:2012 (35 mL puffs drawn over 2 s with 1 min intervals) while the electronic cigarette vapors were inhaled with a 80 mL puffs drawn over 3 s with 30 s intervals as currently there is no […]
E-liquid manufacturing best practices
Currently, in the EU the regulations regarding the e-liquid manufacturing process as well as e-liquid packaging and transportation of e-liquids are not specified completely.
How do you know if the company you purchase your ready-made-e-liquids from is actually following any standards? Imagine the situation that behind a „professional, leading manufacturer” could be a 14-year-old kid in his garden shed using old, rusty buckets as nicotine canisters, filling droppers with an old syringe, and coughing up mucus all over your precious e-juices.
Since the regulations do not exist, is there a way of verifying the manufacturers? Is there anything You should be looking for?
There is a couple of things You could ask your supplier prior to ordering a batch of e-liquids: there should be certificates available for You to check; bottles, labels, and boxes […]
Popcorn lung – the lies we have all been told and most of us believed
DIY e-liquid making. Where to start?
If you are a connoisseur of flavor or want to save some cash on your e-liquids you probably already thought of making your own juices. Soon, with the recent TPD regulations, it may turn out to be much easier and cheaper to mix your own e-liquids rather than buy ready-made liquids […]
Mixing your first e-liquid using DIY bases
In the last episode of our “DIY e-liquids” article we went over the basics of DIY e-liquids – equipment you will find necessary on your journey into the DIY world, some safety guidelines and of course the ingredients – types of nicotine bases best for DIY e-liquids manufacture. Now that you know how to safely work with your nicotine solutions – let’s start mixing.
First of all, by reading any further you are agreeing to release me, and all of my heirs and assigns from any liability or responsibility for anything you do with this material. This material is presented for informational purposes only. With that out of the way let us begin. We will start mixing with a pretty simple, one flavor e-liquid. We want a big cloud and not much […]